Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Poem set to music - SoulMate


Recently, I came across a poem that I had written years ago but never finished it. It sat in the drawer since 2010. It was titled "Soul Mate" and at that time, I had been trying to write it for my husband, but I was not pleased with it. Anyway, I  took it out of the drawer and started fiddling with it. Then I became inspired and slowly it morphed into a more concrete poem with spiritual undertones. 
I had recently played around with some music on my synthesizer, and decided to put the poem together with the music. Then, I became even more inspired and made it into a video and posted it on Youtube. I am including the link here:
These moments of inspiration are very happy moments for me. I found myself staying up late at night, and getting up early in the morning to work on this project. I was driven, and I feel good with the results.
Here is the poem:
Is that sunlight in Your eyes
A reflection
Of Your soul?
Or is it caused by 
Shades of thought?
That like a dove
Flies away when I approach
Yet I know Your thoughts are pure
Flowing like this crystal water
Quenching the curious person that I am.
Always, I wonder 
Who You are - 
While your silence beckons to me
Like a gentle, soothing dream.
Dare you reveal your very essence?
Shades of thought
Mixed with gray,
Once depicted rainy days,
Now cannot recall the loneliness,
As I gather you in my heart
One prayer at a time,
And when I look into the mirror
My soul looks back
And I see You 
In all Your glory.
by Patty Apostolides
July 25, 2017



Monday, July 03, 2017

Video of Lipsi Island - by Angelique Papadelias


It's not often we have a chance to visit Lipsi Island, the birthplace of my parents. It is located in the southern Greece, one of the Dodecanese islands and is tiny. The population is around 700 people. So when there is a documentary/video about it, I am pleased to share it with you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IduUeu26K-M

It was produced/directed by my talented cousin, Angelique Papadelias. Scenes of my sister, Rena, and her family are also in there, around 41:31 when the video goes on their tour boat, the RENA, and travels to the five islands.

So when you're reading LIPSI'S DAUGHTER, you can picture the heroine, Ipatia, in this idyllic environment.